On the weekend of January 23, thousands of people gathered in Pushkin Square and nearby streets to participate in a protest in support of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny because he was arrested shortly after returning to Russia after the incident. Novichok nerve poisoning.
|Ms. Yulia Navalnaya, wife of opposition politician Alexei Navalny.|
Moscow police said about 4,000 people were gathered near the center of the capital, while the opposition said the number was higher. At least 100 protesters were arrested in Moscow, according to Reuters.
Freedom-oriented Echo of Moscow radio reported on Saturday that Yulia Navalnaya, wife of opposition politician Alexei Navalny was arrested on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Road in the capital’s Central Administration. Videos shot by eyewitnesses purposefully showed her being smuggled into a police truck.
Ms. Navalnaya quickly posted a photo of herself on Twitter and apologized for the poor quality. “Sorry for the low quality (photo). The lighting is bad in the police car, ”she wrote with the photo.
Half an hour earlier, Ms. Navalnaya was still at the demonstration, posting a photo on social media and thanking the participants.
|Supporters of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny gathered in Moscow on January 23. Photo: REUTERS|
Not only Ms. Navalnaya, the spokesperson of this Russian opposition politician Kira Yarmysh was also detained for nine days for calling for illegal protests.
A spokesperson for the Savyolovsky District Court of Moscow told Russia’s TASS News Agency: “The court concludes that Ms. Yarmysh has committed an administrative crime under Article 20.2.2 of the Russian Administrative Code (organizing or organizing an event) public lawsuit without timely notice) and ruled that she should be detained for 9 days “.
|Ms. Kira Yarmysh is entering the Savelovsky District Court of Moscow. Photo: TASS|
In addition, Ms. Lyubov Sobol, an employee of the Anti-Corruption Organization (FBK) – led by Mr. Navalny – for violating the protest organization procedures.
“The court concluded Sobol committed a crime under Article 20.2.8 of the Russian Administrative Violation Code (organizing multiple times or organizing a public event without prior application) and fined her 250,000 rubles. [3.330 USD]”- said the court spokesman.
According to earlier reports, police officers arrested Lyubov Sobol for calls to join an illegal protest.
Earlier, Russian officials had said the protests, taking place in Moscow and dozens of other cities in support of Mr. Navalny, were illegal. In addition to not asking for permission, the protest was held in the context of the complicated situation of COVID-19.
Russian officials said the young people were attracted by the calls for civil unrest from opposition activists. Their outrageous actions can harm themselves. Russian officials have asked parents to pay attention to their children’s activities.
The move from Russian officials can be “learned from” the post-election rally in Belarus in 2020. One of the main forces participating in the mass protests in this country is the youth, from learning. student to student.
“We are all aware of the curiosity of young people, love harmless jokes and want to show off,” RT quoted a statement from the Moscow-based education agency.
But at the hands of unscrupulous adults, all of this can get a young person engaged in illegal acts and drag them into a very bad situation.
Be as alert as possible, take care of your child’s plans and protect them from the dangers of these ‘outings’. Spend the day together! “
|The Russian opposition activist believes that Putin tried to arrest him to prevent him from participating in politics.|
Mr. Navalny has actively called for the protest in Russia with posts on Twitter and YouTube while being held at the Matrosskaya Tishina prison in Moscow, one of the most stringent detention facilities in Russia. Navalny’s supporters have called on people to gather in Moscow on January 23 and march towards the Kremlin together.
Mr. Navalny has been twice convicted of fraud and has been wanted for violating the terms of punishment in the Yves Rocher case. He was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on January 17. Moscow’s Khimki court ruled that Mr. Navalny was detained until February 15. On February 2, the court is scheduled to hear a proposal to replace his probation with a real sentence.
During a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on January 22, Charles Michel, president of the Council of the European Union, urged Russia to release opposition politician Alexei Navalny and conduct an investigation into the poisoning of him. in August 2020.